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Francis appears on “This Week in Health” podcast

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis recently appeared on the podcast “The Week in Health Law.” Listen to Francis’ segment here. 

Reproductive rights and equality under challenge in the U.S.

By Leslie Francis, originally posted on OUPblog.  For the over 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade that people have a constitutionally protected interest in deciding whether or not to reproduce, reproductive rights have been a persistent flashpoint of controversy in the United States. The controversy has been characterized by more heat […]

Francis discusses abortion laws and reproductive rights on BYUradio

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis participated in a discussion titled “Abortion Laws, Stereotypes, Entrepreneurs” on the Top of Mind show on BYUradio. The discussion was primarily focused on abortion laws and reproductive rights under Trump. Listen to the full discussion here »

Sundance, philosophy and the law: S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis will bring academic perspective to film festival

There’s a new correspondent reporting live from the Sundance Film Festival this year. Leslie Francis, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be reporting from the festival from the lens of her academic expertise in law and philosophy. She’ll attend about 25 films at the festival from Jan.19-29, where […]

Francis leads Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association

University of Utah professor Leslie Francis made history this year as the first academic from the state in 75 years to receive what many consider to be the highest academic honor in the field of philosophy. Francis was elected president of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. Selection as one of the APA’s […]

Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4609 The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law schools in the region, […]

Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4609 The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law schools in the region, […]

Utah Board of Regents grants permanent approval to Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences

The state Board of Regents today granted permanent approval of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The move positions the center at the University of Utah to offer permanent resources and academic support on issues tied to improving the law as it relates to the rapidly evolving […]

The US 2020 HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Limits of ACA

By Leslie Francis for BiolawToday.org, originally posted on Harvard Law “Bill of Health” blog. On July 30, the White House announced the updated 2020 HIV/AIDS strategy. The admirable vision of the strategy is that “The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, and when they do occur, every person, regardless […]

Francis Elected Secretary-General of Int’l Assoc. of Legal and Social Philosophy

Professor Leslie Francis was elected Secretary-General of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy. She previously served for eight years as vice president and Executive Committee member. The Secretary-General position is a non-voting Executive Committee position that controls the organization’s meeting agendas. As part of her duties, Francis will attend the Association’s annual meetings […]